Request for Proposals in the Health Economics Program - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Health Economics Requests for Proposals (RFPs)


Request for Proposals available from the Health Economics Program Proposals Due
Contract to Conduct Analyses in Support of Monitoring Minnesota Health Care Spending 4:00 p.m. CT, November 5, 2018
Request for Proposals for Data Aggregation Vendor for the Minnesota Health Care Claims and Reporting System (MN APCD) 2:00 p.m. CT, November 5, 2018

RFP for Contract to Conduct Analyses in Support of Monitoring Minnesota Health Care Spending

Open for submissions at this time.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is seeking a multiple category (i.e., multi-project) solicitation that could result in awards to one or more contractors to perform two projects:

Project 1: Certification of Health Care Spending Estimates and Development of Projections

  1. Review and certify total health care spending estimates; and
  2. Extend and, as necessary, refine Minnesota's rolling ten-year projections for health care spending in the state.

Project 2: Development of Spending Estimates for Set of Health Care Episodes

  1. Produce spending estimates for select health care episodes using the Minnesota All Payer Claims Database (MN APCD). This includes recommending which health care episodes to estimate and what refinements if any to the grouping methodology should be made to develop the spending estimates. Contractor will implement and run grouping algorithms for the set of episodes chosen by MDH to produce spending estimates per clinical episode, and will adhere to applicable statutory and administrative data use guardrails.

Work is anticipated to start after January 1, 2019.

Since this proposal is for a multiple category solicitation, responders can submit responses for either or both projects. Proposals submitted in response to the Request for Proposals in this advertisement must be received by mail no later than 4:00 p.m. Central Time, November 5, 2018. Late proposals will not be considered. Faxed and emailed proposals will not be considered.

This request does not obligate the State to complete the work contemplated in this notice. The State reserves the right to cancel this solicitation. All expenses incurred in responding to this notice are solely the responsibility of the responder.

To assist in the preparation of responses, a conference call will be held on October 24, 2018. Call-in time is 2:00 p.m. Central time. Participants must pre-register to participate; you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the webinar.

Register for the webinar.

Question and Answer Document

Not yet available. Will be posted on October 24, 2018.

Tentative schedule for this RFP:

RFP Task Timeline
RFP Release Date October 1, 2018
Due Date for Questions October 17, 2018
Question and Answer Document Posted/Conference Call with Prospective Responders October 24, 2018
Proposal Deadline November 5, 2018
Notice of Intent to Contract December 5, 2018
Contract Start Date January 1, 2019

RFP for Data Aggregation Vendor for the Minnesota Health Care Claims and Reporting System (MN APCD)

Open for submissions at this time.

The Health Economics Program is soliciting requests for proposals from a data vendor with the capacity and technical expertise to perform all MN APCD data collection, aggregation, enhancement, quality assurance, and data delivery functions in a cost-efficient manner.

These services include but are not limited to: managing the annual registration process; migrating all existing data to the proposed data management platform (if applicable); secure and uninterrupted data collection and aggregation; performing reliable and transparent claims editing; and furnishing fully processed and enhanced data extracts optimized to support MDH's research and analytic goals.

Work is anticipated to start on January 1, 2019.

Questions regarding this RFP should be emailed to Health.APCD@state.mn.us. All questions must be received by October 8, 2018.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Proposals submitted in response to the Request for Proposals in this advertisement must be received by mail no later than 2:00 p.m. Central Time, November 5, 2018. Late proposals will not be considered. Fax and email responses will not be accepted or considered.

This request does not obligate the State to complete the work contemplated in this notice. The State reserves the right to cancel this solicitation. All expenses incurred in responding to this notice are solely the responsibility of the responder.

To assist in the preparation of responses, a conference call was held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on October 15, 2018. If you would like an audio recording of the webinar, please email health.apcd@state.mn.us.

Tentative schedule for this RFP:

RFP Task Timeline
RFP Release Date October 1, 2018
Due Date for Questions October 8, 2018
Conference Call with Prospective Responders October 15, 2018
Question and Answer Document Posted October 17, 2018
Proposal Deadline November 5, 2018
Anticipated Bidder Demonstrations November 26-30, 2018
Notice of Intent to Contract December 7, 2018
Contract Start Date January 1, 2019
Updated Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 03:55PM